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Advances in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil (Part 1) Video

Advances in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil (Part 1)

Dr. Robert H. Vonderheide, Director of the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine, reviews the triumphs and challenges of cancer therapy over the last quarter century, focusing on new tools and the motivation driving the focus on immunotherapy ...

Why Are Brain Tumor Second Opinions Important? — the Penn Brain Tumor Center Video

Why Are Brain Tumor Second Opinions Important? — the Penn Brain Tumor Center

As M. Sean Grady, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, explains, when patients are faced with a malignant brain tumor, a second opinion from the specialists at the Penn Brain Tumor Center can confirm or clarify the initial diagnosis and, ...

Clinical Trials and Research at the Penn Brain Tumor Center Video

Clinical Trials and Research at the Penn Brain Tumor Center

The Penn Brain Tumor Center offers patients access to innovative advances in treatment -- including immunotherapy -- through personalized clinical trials.

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Penn Clinical Research Roundup: Breast Cancer News

Penn Clinical Research Roundup: Breast Cancer

Penn faculty, physician scientists and medical trainees frequently contribute to research in the fields of medical and surgical oncology. Both Penn and the Abramson Cancer Center have created a culture deeply rooted in research, academic ...

Penn Heart & Vascular: First to Offer Embolic Protection Device during TAVR for Stroke Prevention in Philadelphia News

Penn Heart & Vascular: First to Offer Embolic Protection Device during TAVR for Stroke Prevention in Philadelphia

Penn Heart & Vascular has become one of the highest volume treatment centers for TAVR in the United States and the most experienced TAVR provider in the Philadelphia region.

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone News

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone.

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Penn Team Discovers Epigenetic Pathway that Controls Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:36 PM

Through early adulthood, exposure to new experiences—like learning to drive a car or memorizing information for an exam—triggers change in the human brain, re-wiring neural pathways to imprint memories and modify behavior.

Penn Researchers Uncover Dose of Medication More Likely to Put Patients with a Rare Autoimmune Disease into Complete Remission

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 8:35 AM

Pemphigus, an autoimmune disease mediated by B cells and which causes painful blisters and sores on the skin and mucous membranes, is a rare chronic autoimmune condition that can be fatal if not treated.

Penn Medicine’s Jonathan Epstein Receives Prestigious National Award from American College of Physicians

Monday, November 11, 2019 3:56 PM

Jonathan A. Epstein, MD, has been awarded the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine by the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internists.

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Physician Blog

Thursday, November 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Penn Medicine is advancing innovative approaches to shoulder and elbow surgery by providing a full continuum of care before, during, and after surgery.

Breast Reconstruction at Penn Plastic Surgery: Patient Safety is Paramount

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:00 PM

Breast implants are very safe in 2019, but this procedure can include some risks. Learn more about Penn Plastic Surgery’s commitment to patient safety and informed patient consent from Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS, Chief of Penn Plastic Surgery.

Penn GynOnc Docs off the Clock: Rocking Out and Running Races in Support of Women’s Health

Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:00 PM

Two Penn Medicine gynecologic oncologists have found alternative ways to leverage their hobbies and passions into their professional missions to enhance their patients’ health.

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Penn Events

2020 UPDATES IN CARE OF THE HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES PATIENT: with Proceedings from International Medical Meetings

The Rittenhouse Hotel210 W Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia, PA 19103 Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:30am – 4:30pm Type of Event: CME Course Sponsor: Abramson Cancer Center Program Overview: This course is a comprehensive ...

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